kevan + italy   7

Roman Holiday (1953)
The slumming royalty of a non-specified English-speaking country, being led around Rome by a cynical journalist and his shin-kicked photographer who's lucky to get a quarter of the pre-paparazzi story fees.
filmlog  3stars  society  secrets  lies  news  photos  italy 
november 2007 by kevan
Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)
Wonderful workaday zombie-hunting, with Rupert Everett as the louche caretaker of a beautiful Italian cemetery. He can't save the horrible dialogue, though, and it all starts to unravel annoyingly towards the end. Pity.
filmlog  4stars  zombies  death  love  italy  via:joh 
november 2005 by kevan
news@nature.com - Enthusiast uses Google to reveal Roman ruins
Armchair archaeology. "Luca Mori was studying maps of the region around his town of Sorbolo, near Parma, when he noticed a prominent, oval, shaded form more than 500 metres long."
history  italy  maps  web  underground  via:ole 
september 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Italian river 'full of cocaine'
"The chemical tested - benzoylecgonine (BE) - had arrived via the sewage system from the urine of drug users. A by-product of cocaine metabolism, it cannot be produced by other means."
water  drugs  italy  science 
august 2005 by kevan
Lundi Matin (2002)
A blankly-frustrated welder walks away from a mundane life in rural France to wander around Venice. Feels like two completely unconnected films, and that we don't really see any genuine perspective from him. Good range of pick-your-own metaphors, though.
filmlog  3stars  italy  france  cigarettes  travel 
august 2005 by kevan
Journey To Italy (1953)
A politely bickering marriage breaks down in Italy, overwhelmed by death and antiquity and clunky, stilted dialogue.
filmlog  2stars  italy  love  death 
july 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Italy faces its first nationwide TV viewers' strike
"The organisers have negotiated discounts with museums, galleries, theatres, bars and restaurants for anyone who turns up between Friday and Sunday carrying a TV remote control." BBC4 documentary last night implied that this has become a regular event.
television  museums  italy 
june 2005 by kevan

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